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"I am in the temporal zone. Oh, I wish you could see this, Xneen. The birthplace of all creation. It is beautiful."
Mar Novu to his wife.[src]

The temporal zone is the birthplace of all creation and acts as the space between time, like a limbo. It is commonly used by non-speedsters to travel through time using a timeship. Once the Legends have completed a mission, they usually dock their ship in the temporal zone.

"Time quakes" occur when a massive modification to history has occurred (an "aberration"). People traveling inside the temporal zone, such as the Legends, are shielded from changes to the timeline.

The temporal zone can also be used to traverse the multiverse.


Long ago, Mar Novu traveled to the dawn of time by way of the temporal zone as part of an experiment to witness the birth of the universe.[1]

The Legends once crashed in a future, dystopian Star City in 2046.[2][3] Unbeknownst to the group at the time, they had accidentally landed on Earth-16 rather than their own universe. It wasn't until three years later that they discovered their inter-dimensional jaunt.[4]

Feudal Japan, where Ray and Nate landed.

After escaping from Chronos in 1975, Rip Hunter parked the Waverider within the temporal zone in order to remain undetected and perform repairs on the ship.[5]

When Nate and Ray were practicing fighting in the cargo bay, Nate was suddenly thrown through and out the door and into the temporal zone. Because of this, Nate landed in Feudal Japan alongside Ray, who also fell in to try and save him.[6]

After having her hand cut off by Clotho, Atropos was sucked into the temporal zone off the Waverider.[7]

The Legends were temporarily trapped in the temporal zone when the Waverider was disabled because Marchosias had Zari Tarazi sabotage the vessel, the jump ship, and the time courier as he desired to kill them; ultimately, the ship was fixed mainly by Sara Lance and Ava Sharpe.[8]

Gary Green opens a wormhole to the temporal zone in hopes that Sara Lance can escape his spaceship and return to late 2020; however, because of a battle with his girlfriend, Sara releases extraterrestrials into the temporal zone.[9]

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  • Attempting to travel to the dawn of time via the temporal zone without a proper timeship is a bad idea, as the traveler would be exposed to deadly quantities of chronal radiation.[1]
    • As Mar Novu was the only positive matter when he visited, this led to the creation of Mobius, an antimatter doppelgänger.
    • While the suit Mar Novu wore when traveling through the temporal zone did keep the radiation from killing him, it mutated him, granting him a series of cosmic powers.[1]